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Ben Jacobs

While reading a Sports Illustrated magazine 20 years in the future, don’t be surprised to see Benjamin Jacobs’ name as the author of a feature article. “Writing sports isn’t a task to me, but rather it’s an exciting opportunity,”Jacobs said. After being recommended by his freshman English teacher, John Fitzgerald, Jacobs decided to join the Amplifier staff to pursue his love of sports journalism.


Not only does Jacobs write about sports, but he is involved in them, too. Jacobs plays on the Varsity Football Team as a receiver, kicker and a cornerback. He can also be seen on the baseball diamond as the team’s outfielder and pitcher, but prefers baseball, because he has been playing for so long.


“I’ve been playing since I was little and it’s the sport where I feel the most like myself because it’s where I’m most comfortable being,” Jacobs said.


When Jacobs isn’t training for sports, he is working hard in the classroom.He enjoys taking classes that focus on what he wants to do and not what he’s required to do. The biggest challenge throughout high school for Jacobs is “balancing academics and the SAT along with sports, and trying to fit in your social life,”. Jacobs intends to pursue journalism throughout his college years.


Jacobs prefers not to live in Oregon his whole life, but rather live in the Seattle area and attend the University of Washington to pursue his journalism career.“I want to live wherever my profession takes me,” Jacobs said.

Ben Jacobs, Athletic Co-Editor

Mar 10, 2014
Moda Center update (Story)
Feb 06, 2014
Who will survive? (Story)
Dec 16, 2013
West Linn Varsity Girls Basketball has had a week for the ages, knocking off two top five teams in the state (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
West Linn boys soccer needs extra time to advance (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
West Linn performs sub par on first Lock-in Drill (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
Apple takes down School Internet (Story)
Sep 13, 2013
Junior Tripp lot spots revealed (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
Bringing a European approach (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
From the Pacific to the Pacific NorthWest (Story)
May 31, 2013
Mills announced as the new Athletic Director, resigns as baseball head coach (Story)
Apr 09, 2013
Exchange student Edoardo Russo looks to be fine after near-horrific accident (Story)
Apr 08, 2013
Lions tennis pick up two wins to lead the Three Rivers League (Story)
Mar 18, 2013
Experienced Boys Lacrosse hunting for first state title since 2003 (Story)
Mar 01, 2013
Girls Basketball advances to second round to face familiar foe (Story)
Feb 22, 2013
Boys and Girls swimming capitalize at state meet (Story)
Feb 22, 2013
Girls Senior night ends on a sour note (Story)
Feb 13, 2013
Lions Girls Basketball Team sweeps season series against rival Lakers (Story)
Feb 07, 2013
National Signing Day signees (Story)
Jan 15, 2013
West Linn tennis coach Ward Lewis coaching efforts honored again (Story)
Jan 15, 2013
West Linn Boys open Three Rivers League play with victory over Cavs (Story)
Jan 09, 2013
Lions roll Wildcats in home opener (Story)
Dec 04, 2012
Boys basketball falls in season opener (Story)
Nov 09, 2012
Girls Soccer ends with a loss to Clackamas (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
West Linn cross country team wrap up the season in strong fashion (Story)
Oct 11, 2012
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis come to Portland and Eugene (Story)
Oct 04, 2012
West Linn Lions veterans try for their third Three Rivers Leage title (Story)
May 24, 2012
West Linn girls lacrosse looks to settle season-long score in State title game (Story)
Apr 11, 2012
Two seniors end high school careers with highest recognition (Story)
Apr 11, 2012
West Linn boys and girls golf teams shine at first league meets (Story)
Mar 23, 2012
After impressive quarterfinal win, West Linn Boys Basketball team stumbles in the stretch (Story)
Mar 16, 2012
West Linn boys tennis team looks to continue its rally (Story)
Mar 07, 2012
West Linn Boys basketball team once again smells roses (Story)
Mar 07, 2012
Cheap eats near the Rose Garden (Story)
Mar 01, 2012
Swimmers strikes gold at state swimming meet (Story)
Feb 29, 2012
West Linn Girls basketball advances, despite slow start (Story)
Feb 29, 2012
West Linn boys basketball powers past Cougars en route to league title (Story)
Feb 17, 2012
Lions roll over Pioneers (Story)
Feb 14, 2012
Despite raucous crowd, Lions offense sputters (Story)
Feb 08, 2012
Lions run all over Pacers after moment of silence (Story)
Feb 06, 2012
Surging Lions look to finish a promising start to season on high note (Story)
Jan 25, 2012
Lion’s “pink out” too much for the Pioneers (Story)
Dec 06, 2011
Lions Top Timberwolves with hot shooting from outside, 60-41 (Story)
Dec 02, 2011
Young but talented Lions want to be able to say again “We’re Garden-bound” (Story)
Nov 18, 2011
The rich not getting richer: Students speak about the NBA lockout (Story)
Nov 10, 2011
Girls’ Soccer Team experiences playoff blues (Story)
Oct 31, 2011
Girls’ soccer midseason preview (Story)
Oct 03, 2011
Scores for Fall Sports (Story)
Sep 30, 2011
Despite losing an entire field of seniors, the Girls’ soccer team is looking for a three-peat (Story)
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